We have arrived at day 11!
It has been a busy week. We stayed at home on Monday and Tuesday but by Wednesday we were a bit sick of the house. I had scored a 'one free entry' for lollipops playground and had one ticket left on a pre-purchased ticket of ten that I bought a few months ago. So admission was just $3.50 for myself and I got a free drink. You can't take your own food and drink into these places so I made lunch for the girls to eat on the drive out there. I allowed them to have one purchased drink each while we were there but nothing else. They also got a free lollipop as they left :) These days out can cost up to $50 so it was an impressively cheap day!
Thursday was my birthday and I happened to mention to my wonderful sister Jess that I wished I had the spare change for some red rooster. She decided to grant my wish! She donated $40 of red rooster to us, which was no easy feat. She ended up talking to the store owner on his personal phone. She is a girl who, when she wants something done, will not give up until she finds a way. So the four of us were very grateful to all have red rooster that night for dinner. It was really good. Poor Jess likes red rooster too and she is on a diet and can't have any :( Thank you so much for that wonderful surprise!
On Friday I cared for a friends children while she was conducting a funeral and that afternoon when she picked them up she brought dinner as a thankyou. We are very blessed to have such wonderful people providing for us.
So, we have spent some more on groceries, I got my paper towel, tissues and tinned tomatoes but we are now in need of margarine, honey, eggs and deodorant. I will put it off til tomorrow when I will be out anyway just to avoid going to the shops frequently. I always find things we need/want when I am there so the fewer trips, the better!
Yesterday was a special day for us, Craig and I were baptised. It was really lovely and I am so glad we did it.
I have implemented a flexible routine at home as of this morning as well. It will give us more good quality family time and minimalise tv time. Yay!
REMAINING CASH: $279.70
DAYS REMAINING: 20